Now, you can cast your vote for the next Faces of Farming & Ranching! Beginning October 24 through November 2, visit the Faces of Farming & Ranching Online Voting page to learn more about each of the finalists and the work they do, including short videos highlighting their farms/ranches. From there, vote for whom you believe best exemplifies agriculture. These votes will be factored into the final decision to determine the next Faces of Farming and Ranching.

The finalists:

  • Erin Brenneman, Iowa 
  • Jay Hill, N.M. 
  • Carrie Mess, Wis. 
  • Thomas Titus, Ill.
  • Darrell Glaser, Texas 
  • Brian Jones, Texas
  • Jessica Potter, Colo. 
  • Carla Wardin, Mich.

How can people vote?

Access the Faces of Farming & Ranching Online Voting Page:

Only one vote per day per email address is allowed. Registering on Facebook is required in order to vote – to ensure all votes are legitimate and non-fraudulent. Not already a member of Facebook? No problem – simply sign up at to register.

Faces of Farming & Ranching Winners Announcement

A combination of public votes and USFRA judges’ scores will determine the winners, who will be announced on November 12, 2014, during a press conference at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention (NAFB) in Kansas City.

About the program

Winners will serve in multiple high-visibility roles on behalf of USFRA, participating in a number of activities including national media interviews, advertising and public appearances. Winners will receive a $15,000 stipend to help cover the costs of being away from their operations. They’ll also receive professional media/speaker training and full support from USFRA through their yearlong tenure.